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Miami Heat Training Camp: Five Questions to Answer This Preseason

The Miami Heat kicked off their 2013 training camp Tuesday in the Bahamas, because of course they did, officially kicking off their attempt at back-to-back-to-back NBA titles, or as many are terming it, "Three-Heat." The team largely returns most of the same key components that led it to the past two championships, while adding a couple of interesting pieces in often-injured former first overall pick center Greg Oden and former Heat second overall pick Michael Beasley to the fold.

Coming off a 2012-13 campaign, a season that included a 27-game winning streak, victories in 53 of their last 61 games, and an eventual third franchise title, the Heat will look to cement themselves as an inarguable member of the "Dynasty Club," one of the precious few teams that can be entered in the debate as the best team ever assembled.

Though not many questions remain in terms of who will be on the roster, many questions do remain about how it will perform, all leading back to the overall goal of staying at the top of the NBA totem pole. Let's take a look at a couple of the most important things to watch this season.

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Ryan Yousefi is a freelance writer for Miami New Times, a lover of sports, and an expert consumer of craft beer and pho. Hanley Ramirez once stole a baseball from him and to this day still owes him $10.